Let us know what you have been doing in the garden lately plus the tips and tricks to making it work.
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On my list today, collect seasoned horsey poo from the paddocks, haul out the massive weed pile (plus pull a few more) from the garden, feed the tomatoes who have purplish stems and veins (oh dear).
Just have to get the last of my work done before I'm 'allowed' the treat of getting outside.
The wind is blowing, but the sun is shining. Good thing I'm a seasoned Wellingtonian (living in Waimauku, Auckland) :D Happy Thursday everyone!
Ha-Murphy's Law. I potted up 10 tomato plants into buckets yesterday afternoon. Last night the temperature dropped and it blew a gale.
Poor tomatoes. They were rather horizontally inclined when i looked out in the morning. But I moved them to a more sheltered spot and they'll be okay. Big tough plants.
The weather has been a tease here this season, garden is well behind where I'd like it to be mainly because its too wet to turn the soil much. corn is struggling and the beans i planted came up but most have been lopped by a pesky weka with two babies, so i've had to plant some in milk carton pots to transplant later. the first flowers are on the tomato plants I have got planted so far in the glasshouse, but some of the plants are still too little to plant out. ( 13 varieties! thats a record. ) I have massive chervil plants in there at them moment, outside they struggle to get very big, but after the application of chicken manure to the soil in autumn, the undercover plants have got to over 4ft! lots of flowers so will be able save lots of seed from them and also the heirloom lebanese cress which was great through winter. lots of weeding done yesterday, planted out leeks and today the sun will finally come out, though a tad windy. I am stoked that one of the chilean jasmine seeds has come up, I had almost given up hope, little stevia seedlings have emerged also.
What do you think of using milk bottles?? Would the opaque make a difference?
Thanks Kali.. I have been saving some to make Ginger Beer so have plenty. I have all my stakes in the ground ready also. I've used tree branches from early in the year prunings. Looks kind of weird my husband says! I like the thought I'm using whats come from our place instead of buying them.
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